At UVM, diversity, equity and inclusion are not only broadly defined and valued, but also mission driven and integral to how we measure our success. We believe that diversity and inclusion supports the cultural humility that enhances clinical effectiveness, informs research and results in effective interaction in cross cultural situations.
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) leads, collaborates, educates, and supports students, staff, and faculty in fostering a culture of inclusion and equity. Our work promotes health equity, social justice, and advocacy and contributes to the College’s efforts to address the systemic barriers faced by the most vulnerable populations.
In setting goals for objectives, and actions for 2018-2023, we use published evidence of “what works?” and evidence-based practical strategies.